More than 50% chance of being discovered as a leader

200 Semi-finalists will compete for 123 Prizes on 18th-19th September 2018

Applicable only for the age group 18-28


SKOCH Leadership Megathon

SKOCH Leadership Megathon is designed to identify the leadership potential in young India, by creating a single platform for a large number of students will participate in one platform and showcase their skills. Students will be critically examined based on their knowledge of each subject. It is the most comprehensive programme to recognise, promote and at the same time build Leadership Skills amongst them.

Apart from the competition, participants will get an opportunity to listen to, interact with and analyse the opinion of the who’s who of the country, they will also be able to feature participate in a National Exhibition wherein several stakeholders across all domains will be showcasing their solutions and achievements.

Program Agenda

Preliminary Round

  1. Online Application & Abstract Submission: - Last Date - 20th August 2018
    First Name:
    Last Name:
    College Name:
    Course of Study:
    Mobile No:
    Email ID:

Q.1. What are your strengths that make you a suitable candidate? (100-words) (50 Marks)

Q.2 Write an abstract on any one of the following topics (200-words) (50 Marks)

  • Translating Governance into Mandate
  • Beyond Investment Dogmas
  • De-Globalisation, the New World Order
  • Making the Privacy Mirage a Reality
  • Hackers at the Gate

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a 1000-word research paper.

  1. Full Research Paper Submission (100 Marks) - Deadline - 10th September 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a tutorial on markets, participate in a group discussion, and to visit the national exhibition, will have an opportunity to ask questions to distinguished panelists and dignitaries during the panel discussions.

Second Round (18th September 2018 at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi)

  1. Markets Tutorial & Quiz (100 Marks)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the tutorial on markets.

  1. Group Discussion (100 Marks)

Based on the topics given below (10 min for each group)

  • Translating Governance into Mandate
  • Beyond Investment Dogmas
  • De-Globalisation, the New World Order
  • Making the Privacy Mirage a Reality
  • Hackers at the Gate
  1. Best Practices Visit & Brief (100 Marks)

Candidates will visit the national exhibition and directly interact with exhibitors along with the right to vote for them, with this they must submit a brief on any 5 exhibitors they visited. (Minimum 6 bullet points for each exhibitor).

Final Round (19th September 2018 at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi)

  1. Panel Brief (500 Marks – 100 marks for each panel)

Shortlisted candidates will attend the panel discussions which will be on the live telecast, where they can ask questions to the distinguished panelists during Q&A round. Along with this, they must submit a panel brief after each panel. (Minimum 6 bullet points for each panel).

Prize and Participation Certificate (19th September 2018 at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi)

200 Semi-finalists will compete for 123 Prizes.

All 200 candidates will receive a participation certificate.

1. 1 Platinum:

  • SKOCH Leadership Megathon Winner Certificate
  • Prize Money of ₹ 30000
  • Participation Certificate

2. 2 Gold:

  • SKOCH Leadership Megathon Finalist Certificate
  • Prize Money of ₹ 20000
  • Participation Certificate

3. 20 Silver:

  • Prize Money of ₹ 5000
  • Participation Certificate

4. 100 Bronze:

  • Prize Money of ₹ 1000
  • Participation Certificate

Brief about given topics

(This is just for the understanding of topics, please do not copy)

Translating Governance into Mandate  

  • Over the past four years, the macroeconomic framework of the country has witnessed considerable strengthening. The government took advantage of the clear mandate of commissioning structural reforms. The resolve to bring about a change has been evident in the action taken on some of the most difficult and long pending areas of reforms including GST and infrastructure.
  • However, off late fresh challenges, have come to the fore especially on the external and internal fronts. While the rise in international commodity prices and increased propensity of countries towards protectionist measures have emerged as major concerns on the external front, the less than expected progress on flagship initiatives like Make in India have seen the government in stock taking mode.
  • This is where 2018-19 will be important in translating Governance into Mandate for the current government. How can this be achieved?

Beyond Investment Dogmas

  • The government has taken moderate steps towards fiscal consolidation, disinvestment, banking reforms and GST implementation. However, these have been in the range of tried and tested measures. If India is to take the next leap towards emerging as the fifth largest economy, then THE FIFTH YEAR should see the government move beyond the traditional investment dogmas. That will be the mandate as the government moves into the last lap, if it wants to ensure that it bests the tap in this five-year marathon.

De-globalisation, the New World Order

  • Globalisation and the Flat World were the mantras in the previous two decades. Winds of change started blowing across the world about a year ago with a new American President in place who came to power with the call of America First. With regard to India, one of the first things that were affected was the outsourcing and the IT industry. India’s IT companies are re-inventing themselves in a new future. Similarly, with tariff wars particularly with China reaching a crescendo, global trade has been in a swirl. The European Union and Brexit are also going through gut-wrenching challenges. All this has created a New World Order. How can India re-position itself in this changing world?  

Terms & Conditions

  • The online application must be submitted by 17:00 hrs, IST on 20th August 2018.
  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit the full research paper must be submitted by 17:00 hrs, IST on 10th September 2018. We keep the right to close the registration earlier if deemed necessary.
  • Each submission must be complete: The details in the form should be complete and correct to one's knowledge.
  • The SKOCH Leadership Megathon is open for everyone, the candidate must be between 18-28 years old to apply for the SKOCH Leadership Megathon.
  • Every participant needs to be punctual in every submission stage of the process, otherwise, the participant will be excluded from the SKOCH Leadership Megathon.
  • Selection of participants is the sole discretion of SKOCH. No justification needs to be provided in case of non-selection.
  • SKOCH reserves all rights to make change(s), cancel, postpone this event and/or make amendment(s) to the existing terms and conditions, at their sole discretion, without any prior notice and not be liable for any consequential losses or damages.
  • You agree to behave in such a way as to create a safe, supportive learning environment while at the event. You agree not to engage in disruptive speech or behaviour or otherwise interfere with the event or other individuals’ participation in the event. Entries that bear hatred towards race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability will be disqualified and excluded from the SKOCH Leadership Megathon. You will comply with all applicable laws and agree not to engage in any form of harassing, offensive, discriminatory or threatening speech or behaviour, including relating to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability.
  • SKOCH Group may require participants engaging or threaten to engage in such behaviour to leave the event or related event immediately. If you witness such behaviour, please promptly contact a SKOCH staff member so direct action can be taken.
  • In no event will (a) SKOCH be liable for any loss of data, loss of profits, loss of opportunity, cost of cover or other special, incidental, consequential, indirect, punitive, exemplary or reliance damages or (b) the aggregate liability of SKOCH for all other damages in connection with the event.
  • SKOCH and its group companies reserve the right to reproduce submitted materials. These reproductions may be edited to suit the format.
  • The submitted application cannot be withdrawn for want of Organisation/ Institution approval/sanction, retracting submitted information, submitting additional information or any other related cause. Organisation / Institution approval/sanction should be acquired beforehand.
  • SKOCH has the approval of checking the authenticity of the provided information by contacting the organization’s / Institution’s head or HOD. The provided information and context may or may not be revealed to these parties, depending on the situation.
  • SKOCH would retain the right to ask for additional information or clarification from the nominee. Co-operation from the applicant would be highly appreciated.